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Jack Keough: Family Feud

September 17, 2014 11:49 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

The case of a Northeast grocery chain will be studied for years as to how a family-owned company valued at some $3 billion can almost go out of business because of poor communication, a new management team considered greedy by employees, and an ousted CEO who was loved by his workers.

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BlackHawk Industrial Acquires Certain Assets Of Marshall Tool

September 17, 2014 11:40 am | by BlackHawk Industrial | News | Comments

BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of the Marshall Tool — Salt Lake City, Utah operation.          

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Infor Aligns With MercuryGate

September 17, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Infor, provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, has announced a reseller agreement with MercuryGate International to bolster transportation management within the existing supply chain portfolio.   

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Alibaba Risk: China's Rise Leaves Out Investors

September 17, 2014 10:50 am | by Paul Wiseman & Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever.              

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United Stationers Expands Product Line For Breakrooms

September 17, 2014 10:43 am | by United Stationers | News | Comments

In response to the growing breakroom segment, currently representing a $4 billion market in the U.S., United Stationers has expanded its assortment of office-friendly products and brands to its valuable breakroom program.     

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Airgas Extends Partnership With Operation Homefront

September 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Airgas, Inc. | News | Comments

Airgas, Inc has reaffirmed its commitment to Operation Homefront, a San Antonio-based national nonprofit that supports America's troops.                   

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Grainger And National Safety Council Launch New Safety Campaign

September 16, 2014 10:22 am | by Grainger | News | Comments

The National Safety Council and Grainger, the National Founding Sponsor, has launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign at the NSC Congress & Expo.               

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Kaman Announces Sale Of Moosup Facility

September 16, 2014 10:18 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Kaman Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Corporation, has sold its former manufacturing facility in Moosup, Connecticut, which has been idle since 2004.            

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ArcelorMittal And Gerdau Agree To Sell Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ArcelorMittal and Gerdau have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement to sell their respective 50 percent interests in Gallatin Steel Company to Nucor Corporation.        

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Brady Corporation Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter Results

September 15, 2014 11:18 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification solutions, has reported its financial results for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended July 31, 2014.                 

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U.S. Factory Output Drops 0.4 Percent In August

September 15, 2014 11:07 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.           

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Praxair Named To Dow Jones Sustainability Indices For 12th Year

September 15, 2014 10:59 am | by Praxair | News | Comments

Praxair, Inc. was again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices in recognition of the company’s long-standing commitment to global sustainable development.           

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DNV GL's Short Sea Ship: The Rise Of Sea Drones?

September 12, 2014 4:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

DNV GL's unveiling of its concept for an unmanned, battery-powered short sea vessel opens the door for shipping in the form of sea drones.                               

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New Member Elected To NSC Board Of Directors

September 12, 2014 2:35 pm | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

Philip K. Asherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), is accepting a two-year term.                                 

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U.S. Import, Export Prices Fall In August

September 12, 2014 1:10 pm | by U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics | News | Comments

Both the August and July drops in overall import prices were driven by lower fuel prices.                                              

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NetPlus Alliance Adds Two New Suppliers

September 12, 2014 11:40 am | by NetPlus Alliance | News | Comments

Croc Blog and Maxxeon Inc. join the buying group's industrial and contractor supplies distributors.                                           

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U.S. Retail Sales Rise In August On Strength Of Auto

September 12, 2014 9:48 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Motor vehicles accounted for roughly half of the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurants and for furniture, electronics, sporting goods and building materials.                      

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Power Up: What Customers Look For In Battery Technology

September 12, 2014 9:40 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

We spoke with battery experts from top industry brands Rayovac and Duracell for some tips on how to keep your customer in mind when selecting a battery line.                           

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Grainger August Sales Up 7 Percent

September 12, 2014 9:10 am | by W.W. Grainger | News | Comments

Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.                         

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Avnet's Global Solutions Center A Model Of Efficiency And Sustainability

September 11, 2014 1:13 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Some distribution centers pride themselves on how much they recycle. Others can boast about their timeliness, or their relatively low power need. Avnet has excelled in all those areas and then some.               

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DAQRI Unveils 4D Smart Helmet For Industrial Workforce

September 11, 2014 11:04 am | by DAQRI | Product Releases | Comments

The new hardware will provide cost savings, higher productivity, and unprecedented efficiencies.

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